MAC MONDAY | Zac Posen - Darling Clementine and Dangerously Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

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MAC MONDAY | Zac Posen - Darling Clementine and Dangerously Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC's regular collaborations with fashion designers over the years have often been collections I've really enjoyed. It's always a treat to see how a designer's aesthetic translates to the colour, texture and packaging choices in their MAC collections, whether it's the ostentatious gilt of Prabal Gurung, Guo Pei's rich brocade or Heatherette's unapologetically bright and glitzy club kid chic vibe. Zac Posen's turn at the wheel in Spring 2016 saw slashes of bold lip colour, soft plum shades of eyeshadow and the essentials to tie at all together - a blush/bronzer duo, liquid eyeliner and makeup brushes. I have two of the three lipsticks from the collection and they feel wonderfully luxe, with a satisfying heft to them and a sleek gold and charcoal exterior. 

MAC MONDAY | Zac Posen - Darling Clementine and Dangerously Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

Formula Overview:
The two lipsticks I have from this collection are both in my favourite finish, matte! Mattes are strongly pigmented, smooth in texture and are usually non-drying on my lips. MAC lipsticks have a vanilla scent.

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Darling Clementine

MAC MONDAY | Zac Posen - Darling Clementine Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Zac Posen - Darling Clementine Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Zac Posen - Darling Clementine Lipstick Swatches & Review

Darling Clementine is described as a 'bright orange' in a Matte finish. MAC always do orange lipsticks well and Darling Clementine is right up there with the best of them. It has rich, opaque coverage and a super smooth texture, plus it wore for the better part of seven hours on me and wasn't drying.

MAC MONDAY | Zac Posen - Darling Clementine Lipstick Swatches & Review

Dangerously Red

MAC MONDAY | Zac Posen - Dangerously Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Zac Posen - Dangerously Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Zac Posen - Dangerously Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

Dangerously Red is described as a 'blue fuchsia' and has a Matte finish. Where is the red and why is it dangerous? Hmm. Aside from the nonsensical name, I'm really digging this colour - it's like a lighter, brighter version of All Fired Up and the formula is just as superb as Darling Clementine's. Dangerously Red lasted six hours on me, had no issues with feathering or migrating and wasn't drying.

MAC MONDAY | Zac Posen - Dangerously Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

What I liked:
  • Strong, opaque colours and smooth texture
  • Non-drying
  • Neither of them feathered
  • They wore for six to seven hours
What I didn't like:
  • Nothing!
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Did you pick up anything from the Zac Posen collection when it was available?

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Lani

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